The Cowslip is a common sight on the roadsides in some parts of the UK although rare in others. It has lovely nodding heads, with the deep yellow flowers in clusters. It is taller than the primrose and also flowers slightly later. An ideal addition to flower beds or naturalised into lawns or meadows.
The Cowslip flowers are an early nectar source.
The Cowslip is the county flower of Northamptonshire, Worcestershire and Surrey. Both leaves and flowers have medicinal and herbal uses.